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Passion and Fire in Drumming and Life feat : Dave Fox

Passion and Fire in Drumming and Life feat : Dave Fox

April 13, 2022

Dave Fox from Waltham, MA, is an accomplished, versatile drummer who has performed and recorded with a wide variety of acts in a number of genres all over New England, nationally and abroad. He is currently a full-time member of The Gravel Project, Andrew Stern’s “AS3” and legendary Boston Rock act The Stompers

As a sideman for over two decades, he has performed with a diverse group of artists including Tom Hambridge and The Rattlesnakes, Jerry Bergonzi, Josh Smith, David Tronzo, David Amram, Charles Neville, Stan Strickland, Phil Grenadier and Bruno Råberg. He is an endorser of Vic Firth Drumsticks and Bullethead Snare Drums exclusively.

Alison welcomes her good friend and fabulous drummer, Dave Fox to Earthtones! In their conversation they talk about Dave’s musical beginnings and how he coincidentally met his jazz mentor, the amazing Bob Gullotti from the band, The Fringe.  (The Charlie Banacos of Drums) They discussed the responsibility of dedicating yourself to music and what it’s like opening for and sitting in with Blues, American, Music icon, guitarist, Buddy Guy. They talked about the metronome debate and how you can learn something from different drummers such as Steve Gadd, Taylor Hawkins, John Bonham, Stewart Copeland, and Neil Peart. It’s the spirit behind the drummer that is most meaningful and impactful. We talk about Dave’s recent work with bands , The Gravel Project, AS3 and Alison even gives Dave an “on air” Astrological reading. Find out what this Leo drummer has in his birth chart! 

 

Website :

https://www.davefoxdrums.com

Listen to Dave Fox with The Gravel Project!

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/album/20KjNLIRKH70voeLo5ohqv

 

Listen to Dave Fox with AS3

Bandcamp : https://as3music.bandcamp.com/album/twenty-twenty

YouTube : https://youtu.be/UWTJR59aPf8

 

Keep up with Dave on Social Media!

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/dave.fox.75641

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/davefox31/

 

YouTube :  https://www.youtube.com/user/davefoxdrum/videos

 

Intro song : “In The Stars” , by Alison Keslow

Outro song : “No More Fire” , by The Gravel Project 

 

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The podcast theme show song, "In The Stars" by Alison Keslow just got released on Spotify!!!  Listen here 

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Bass Improvisation and Getting Unstuck as a Musician.

Bass Improvisation and Getting Unstuck as a Musician.

March 23, 2022

Bass Improvisation on a Wednesday evening and tips from Alison on how to get unstuck as a musician. 

Also featured in this episode is a Live Trio Performance  of "Red Clay" by Freddy Hubbard .

Alison Keslow Bass

Mark Jodice- Guitar

Sai Ghose - Drums  

The podcast theme show song, "In The Stars" is now on Spotify!!!  Listen here  

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Instrumental, Rock Guitarist, Songwriter feat. Steve Bello.

Instrumental, Rock Guitarist, Songwriter feat. Steve Bello.

February 23, 2022

 

New Jersey-based instrumental heavy rock, 7 string guitarist Steve Bello is a talented, internationally known guitar player/songwriter with eight albums as a leader as well as many endorsements such as Ibanez guitars and orange amplifiers.  He has been a guitar player for over 40 years and a guitar/bass teacher for over 20 years. He’s been featured in guitar player magazine and has opened up for the likes of Lita Ford and others. It was great to meet Steve as we have been friends through social media for close to 10 years!  

In our conversation we talk about Steve’s music background as a child growing up around family musicians, enjoying music is a relaxed way. At age 12 after hearing and seeing Jimi Hendix playing at Monterey on TV, Steve was inspired to dedicate his life to playing guitar. We talk about playing in an instrumental trio and how the experience of freedom and space and developing your music voice is the allure for musicians. Steve wrote his first song at 13 and never stopped writing. 

Steve has a brand new album out called “Mood Swings” that you should definitely check out! The links are below. He has a show coming up, a benefit for his friend Irene DeMeo at Dingbats in Clifton, NJ on Friday, March 4th, 7pm. Joining him will be the powerhouse rhythm section of Attacker (also featured on Steve's new album, “Mood Swings”) as well as a great bill of other bands.

Interlude song, "Timeless Man" by Steve Bello

Outro song, "Never The Sane" by Steve Bello 

Check out Steve Bello's music!

Steve's Website :

https://stevebellomusic.com

YouTube :

https://youtu.be/7oO779Pfa_g

Spotify:         

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xRZoqx85v8WIF1HFw7s5K

Keep up with Steve on Social Media!

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/steviehimself

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/stevebellomusic/

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The Moon, the Elements and Your Creative Path.

The Moon, the Elements and Your Creative Path.

February 16, 2022

Tune in to the moon! 🌕

Recorded on the day of the February full moon! 

Join Alison as she discusses how to align your creative projects with the phases of the moon and how the four elements of earth, wind, fire and air are present in music. 

Do you notice the moon cycles and night and how they relate to your energy?

What elements are present and missing from your music or other creative projects?

Tune in to find out!  

The podcast theme show song, "In The Stars" by Alison Keslow just got released TODAY on Spotify!!!  Listen here 

Keys - Dennis Hughes

Additional keys - Alison Keslow 

Guitar - Peter Wiernik

Drums - Patrick Dalton 

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Drummer, Artist, llustrator, Creator feat. Teri Cote

Drummer, Artist, llustrator, Creator feat. Teri Cote

January 5, 2022

Teri Cote is a world touring drummer, Yamaha artist who fuses many mediums in her work. She paints, draws, illustrates children's books, sculpts, photographs and makes this super cool jewelry that's featured on her website, drumjewels.com. 

Teri knew she wanted to be a drummer from when she was six, when she created her first drum set to jam with Earth, Wind & Fire. Teri started playing in the drum corps in 7th grade and played through Jr. High and high school that lead her to working professionally as a set drummer starting from age 14. She soon started touring with a family band called The Marcy Brothers, who were signed to Warner Brothers Records and opened for major acts including George Strait, Eddie Rabbit, Johnny Cash, The Oak Ridge Boys, Juice Newton, Roy Clarke..

These experiences led Teri to tour the world with American pop singer, David Cassidy  from 2003-2017 known for acting in the iconic 70’s sitcom the Partridge Family as well as his successful solo music career.

 In our conversation, Teri offers real gems of wisdom when she says, “to direct your energy and focus… to stay on the best path individually for yourself and getting clear through music, nature and artistic pursuits. And remembering that groove and supporting the song are what’s most important to be a working drummer. She has been an in demand drummer for many years. We talk about Teri’s musical beginnings and how she naturally followed her path as a musician and artist her whole life.  

 Teri is a super cool human being and the sweetest person who I have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with. Teri’s love of music goes way beyond drums, as she writes, sings, composes, paints, illustrates and makes jewelry called Drum jewels.

Websites :

http://www.tericote.com

https://www.yamaha.com/artists/tericote.html

Check out Jewelry, made and available for purchase by Teri Cote Drum Jewels, Handmade Jewelry with a Backstory.

https://drumjewels.com

                             

Listen to Teri Cote’s music here!

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjVgndsV5Go

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBq8aIkGE8U

Keep up with Teri on Social Media!

Facebook :  https://www.facebook.com/Teri.Cote.Drums

                    https://www.facebook.com/DrumJewels

Instagram:    https://www.instagram.com/teri.cote/?hl=en

Spotify:          https://open.spotify.com/track/7g6gHkoeuClvBfb8gxSRqo?si=8a6c9ec8c524495c

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Intro song : "In The Stars" by Alison Keslow

Outro song : “ Into The light” by Teri Cote

Also featured in the show “I Know U Know” by Sergio Bellotti ,Teri Cote, Lane McCray and Randy Norton.

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Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Healing Artist feat. Ruby Rose Fox

Singer-Songwriter, Actress and Healing Artist feat. Ruby Rose Fox

October 20, 2021

This week Alison welcomes Ruby Rose Fox to Earthtones!

Ruby is a talented vocalist and songwriter. I am a huge fan of her voice, artistry, piano playing, songwriting, vision, production skills and work with nervous system health for artists. Chicago/Boston based artist Ruby Rose Fox is a cultural messenger of our turbulent modern times. Her music is sonically compelling and is  packed with lyrics that reflect and challenge our current political state, from #metoo, to the mass-shooting crisis.

Part actress, director, and writer, Ruby has never shied away from inventive ways to approach her art. In 2016 Ruby released her first album Domestic which reached number 8 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. In 2018, she released her second album Salt, an utterly cinematic piece of experimental pop that features dense soundscapes built to accompany her wall-shattering vocals. The sonically-rich record is enhanced via ASMR microphones that were used during the recording, resulting in an ASMR-sensitive body of emotional, political, and personal songs. Ruby’s songs have been featured in the video game Rock Band and at the Museum of Science in their space dome as the soundtrack to their amazing projections. Ruby is currently working on a new release. On her instagram , you can find some early solo performances from her home studio of some of her new songs and let me say they are just as moving and unique as her earlier material. I can’t wait for her new album. Ruby also has a master class called The Unstoppable Performer and other Nervous System workshops that you can find out more on her websites. 

In our conversation we talk about Ruby’s musical journey, her song writing process, her nervous system health offerings for artists, her upcoming release and much more! 

Ruby Rose Fox's Websites! 

https://www.rubyrosefox.com

https://thegiftofstagefright.com

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6vbJ4uZs8B8a0gCeWSQn6a                                 

Keep up with Ruby on Social Media!

YouTube :  https://www.youtube.com/RubyRoseFox

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/rubyrosefox1

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/rubyrosefox_/

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Intro song : "In The Stars" by Alison Keslow

Outro song : “Lavender” by Ruby Rose Fox 

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The Stars and Led Zeppelin.

The Stars and Led Zeppelin.

October 13, 2021

Join Alison for this weeks episode on Astrology and Led Zeppelin!

Websites below for more information discussed in this episode :

Free birth charts https://astroapp.com/en/

Deborah Silverman- Astrologer : https://debrasilvermanastrology.com/

 

Daily Globe Ironwood, Michigan April 13, 1979 "Celebrate Led Zeppelin" article 

 

Original Music :   all songs by Alison Keslow 

"In The Stars"

"Aurora”

"Open Door"

 

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Exploration and Imagination as a Jazz Trumpeter feat. Phil Grenadier

Exploration and Imagination as a Jazz Trumpeter feat. Phil Grenadier

October 6, 2021

 

Joining Alison this week is the super talented and very chill jazz trumpet player, composer and recording artist Phil Grenadier. Phil’s trumpet playing and improvisations transports you in a magical way, opening up your senses and ears to unique melodies that blend many styles and feels.

 

Phil was raised in a musical home and his father introduced him and his two brothers to trumpet at a young age. Phil has loved music ever since and is thankful to have something that he is passionate about.  He loves working with people who have that same spirit and let me say.. He has worked with MANY great musicians.  

 

At 16, growing up in San Francisco he was working regularly as a sideman, performing alongside such legends as Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme, George Shearing, Tony Bennett, Carlos Santana, James Brown, Sammy Davis Jr., Dionne Warwick and Steve Smith’s Vital Information.  

He’s recorded 2 albums for Blue Note, 3 albums as a leader and is featured on many, many albums as a sideman. Phil is an in demand performer, session player and a professor in the brass and ensemble department at Berklee College Of Music. 

He can be seen playing weekly at The Lily Pad, in Cambridge with Jerry Bergonzi, bassist Bruce Gertz and others. 

In our conversation we talked about his musical beginnings, the friends and musicians along the way, his 2007 tour across Europe, South America and the United States with John Scofield’s group with (bassist Steve Swallow),  one of many highlights for him playing at Carnegie Hall and his upcoming album featuring new original music that was was recorded and conceived during the 2020 pandemic with a new fusing of technology, modern music and jazz. Phil plays weekly at The Lily Pad in Cambridge so you can check him out live there. 

 

Phil says, you never know who's listening and who you’ll meet on the gig so stay open to who shows up. He is drawn to the subtle, poetic, spacious approach in his playing and is endlessly dedicated and passionate in music and one of the nicest people you will meet!

 

You can find out more about Phil Grenadier and hear his music at these websites! 

Websites :

Phil Grenadier :  https://philgrenadierjazz.com                                                     https://open.spotify.com/artist/187Do3cdDjr0UdWdbX4TYG   

Listen to Phil’s music here!

Keep up with Phil on Social Media!

YouTube :  https://www.youtube.com/user/PhilGrenadier

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/phil.grenadier

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Intro song : 

"In The Stars" by Alison Keslow

Outro song : “Just Show Up” by Alison Keslow

Featuring Phil Grenadier - trumpet     

Dennis Hughes - keys

Peter Wiernik - guitar

Mike Connors - drums

Alison Keslow - bass 

 

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Intuition On The Gig.

Intuition On The Gig.

September 29, 2021

Have you ever had a coincidence on the gig that seemed like more than just a coincidence? It may have something to do with your musical intuition. Join Alison as she shares a few gig stories when musical intuition showed up at her gig. 

Background Music Performances: 

“Come and Go”  by Alison Keslow

"The River Is You" by Alison Keslow  

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Intro and Outro song : 

"In The Stars". Alison Keslow

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Returning To Your Music, Tuning In To Your Intuition.

Returning To Your Music, Tuning In To Your Intuition.

September 22, 2021

 

This week join Alison as she shares some of her favorite everyday wisdom from spiritual gurus Wayne Dyer, Abraham Hicks and Neville Goddard. “The Feeling Is The Secret” is a key phrase to remember when working on your music practice. Alison shares her process and the importance of continually Returning To Your Music. 

Background Music Performances: 

Bach Cello Suite No.1- Prelude   performed on electric bass by Alison Keslow 

“Energy”  by Alison Keslow

The Birds and The Bees by Atilla Zoller

Perry Bakalos - guitar, Alison Keslow- bass, Patrick Dalton- drums 

“Scorpion Bowl” an original composition by Perry Bakalos, Alison Keslow and Chris Georgenes. 

 

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Intro and Outro song : 

"In The Stars". Alison Keslow

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